Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students, has introduced by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Higher Education, Government of India during the XI Five Year Plan period. The aim of the scholarship scheme is to provide financial assistance to meritorious students from low-income families to meet day-to-day expenses while pursuing higher studies.

Central Sector Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the results of senior secondary examinations (class XII) of 10+2 pattern or equivalent.. 50% of the scholarships would be earmarked for girls. 82000 fresh scholarships per annum (41000 for boys and 41000 for girls) will be awarded for graduate/post graduate studies in colleges and universities and for professional courses, such as Medical, Engineering etc. The total number of scholarships will be divided amongst the State Boards based on the State’s population in the age group of 18-28 years, after segregating share of CBSE and ICSE on the basis of number of students passing out from various Boards in the country. The number of scholarships allotted to a State Board would be distributed amongst pass outs of the Science Commerce and Humanities streams of the State Board in the ratio of 3:2:1.

Scholarship will be awarded only if :

The applicant should be an Indian national
The applicant should have passed the Senior School Certificate Examination conducted by CBSE and have secured the total aggregate marks (in first five subjects) equal or above the following minimum marks as per the stream opted by the applicant:
Science – 426 ; Commerce – 412 ; Others – 351
The applicant should be pursuing higher studies and have taken admission in Under Graduation regular course (not correspondence or distance mode) from recognized Educational Institutions/University in India.
The applicant should not be availing any other scholarship.
Total Annual Income of parents of the applicant from all sources should not exceed Rs.6 Lakhs per annum.
The applicant should not belong to creamy layer as defined by Department of Personnel & Training from time to time.

The scholarship rate would be :

Graduation level
Rs. 1000/- per month for three years (To be disbursed lump sum Amount of Rs.10,000/- at the end of academic year.)
Post Graduation level (Other than that of the professional courses)
Rs 2000/- per month for two years after Graduation (To be disbursed lump sum Amount of Rs.20,000/- at the end of academic year.)
Note : For 4th and 5th year of Professional Courses @ Rs 2000/- per month.
Central Sector Scholarships would be paid for 10 months in an academic year. It will be paid to the selected student’s Bank Account directly by the Central Government by ECS (Electronic Clearing System) mode. So the applicants are requested to open Bank Account in his/ her name only in a branch of any Scheduled Nationalised/ commercial Bank which has ECS facility. Applicants are advised to provide their Bank Account number, Bank

Name and detail address of the Bank and the correct RTGS/ NEFT branch code (11 digit alpha numeric code) of the Bank.

No request for sending the amount of scholarship by Draft or in account of parents or joint account will be entertained.

A student will be eligible for the scholarship for a total duration not exceeding 5 years regardless of the course and stream of study. The scholarship once awarded will continue and it will be renewed from year to year till the completion of the course for which the award has been made.

Scholarship Renewal

For the renewal of Scholarship, applicant has to apply on separate renewal online form. The renewal will depend on promotion to the next class provided the scholar secures 60% or more marks or equivalent Grade Point Average in aggregate for the two preceding semesters or of the annual exam nation which determines his promotion to the next class. It will also be subject to discipline and maintenance of attendance of at least 75% by the scholar. Complaints against the scholars regarding indiscipline including any complaints of having indulged in ragging would lead to forfeiture of scholarship.

If a scholar is unable to appear in the annual examination owing to illness and or on account of any unforeseen event, the award may be renewed for the next academic year on submission of medical certificate and other proof to satisfy the Head of the Institution who will certify that the student would have passed with 60% or equivalent Grade Point Average, had he appeared in the examination.

A scholar would be allowed to continue/renew his scholarship if he changed the course of study to a stream not offered by his school Board in class XII (i.e. Law Fashion Technology, etc.). Students pursuing courses, in which the duration is 5 years, would get scholarship of Rs. 1000/- per month for the first three years and Rs. 2000/- per month for the subsequent two years. Students changing their college/Institute of study would be allowed to continue/renew the scholarship provided the course of study and the institution is recognized.

The decision of the MHRD will be final and binding in all such matters. Scholarship once cancelled will not be revived under any circumstances.

The application are made through online. Visit the official website and do through the guidelines before filling up online application form for scholarship.

Documents needed along with hard copy of online application.

Duly signed Online generated Application form.
Joining report Attested by Head of Institution.
Copy of Mark sheet of Sr. School Certificate Exam . Write online registration no.
on the top of mark sheet.
Copy of Caste Certificate, if applicable. Write online registration no. on its top.
Income Affidavit on a non-judicial stamp paper of Rs.10/- in original. Write online registration no. on its top.
Income Tax Returns/Form-16 of both the Parents (of the year ending March ) issued by the employer should be attached along with the affidavit wherever applicable).
One cancelled cheque of personal/saving account or photocopy of front page of Bank Passbook (which is used for scholarship) bearing Account number and NEFT/RTGS
Hard copy of online application must be signed by the applicant.
Printout of Online application form bearing Registration No. and other documents be sent to
“Assistant Secretary (Scholarship), 7th Floor, CBSE, Shiksha Kendra, 2, Community Centre, Preet Vihar, Delhi- 110092” by Speed Post only.

Selection Procedure

The scholarship would be awarded on the basis of information available with the Board.

The examining bodies will draw up a merit list of scholars likely to be eligible for scholarship within five weeks after the results of the examinations announced by the Boards/ Universities/ Authority for all students. The income of the student’s parents will be taken into account before preparing the list.

The Boards/ Universities/ Authority in the State/ Union Territory will write to the eligible students from the top of the merit list up to twice the number of scholarship available (to provide for possible refusal and ineligible cases) through a registered letter to confirm within 15 days whether he/she is prepared to accept the scholarship. If the candidate does not reply within 30 days, they will not be considered for scholarship and the ward will be given to the next eligible candidates in the merit list.

The Board/Universities in the State/Union Territory will send to each candidate short listed for consideration for award of scholarship the following:

Entitlement Card
Income Affidavit form
A form for ‘Statement of Particulars’.
The shortlisted scholars shall present the Entitlement Card, income Affidavit form and Statement of Particulars duly filled-in to the Head of the Institution joined by him/her. The Head of the institution will complete the Entitlement Card and send it to the concerned State Board, CBSE, ICSE as the case may be.

On receipt of the joining report along with the competed ‘Statement of Particulars’ and ‘Income Affidavit, the concerned Board will then compile the list of scholarship awardees of the Board on the basis of merit, eligibility criteria and reservation guidelines of the Central Government and send the same to the National Scholarship Division of MHRD, Department of Higher Education which will arrange to pay the scholarship to the scholar through a designated bank. The name, address for communication and details of bank account of the student in which the scholarship is to be paid, is to be furnished by the Board along with the list.

If the concerned Board does not receive the joining report from the candidate duly signed by the Head of Institution, within 30 days from the date of closure of admission in the institution, the case for award of scholarship to him/her will not be considered. The scholarship will then be offered to the next eligible candidate in the merit list.

Assistant Secretary (Scholarship),
7th Floor, Central Board of Secondary Education,
Shiksha Kendra, 2, Community Centre, Preet Vihar, Delhi- 110092

For Scholarship related query write to: scholarship.cbse@nic.in

For more details Please! Refer the Website:http://cbse.nic.in/welcome.htm

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